Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

 
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 15, 2008. U.S. stocks retreated on Monday with the Nasdaq falling more than 1 percent as shares of big-cap tech companies declined, while uncertainty over the fate of a possible rescue plan for struggling automakers remained. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid (UNITED STATES)